Logic Pro X Trombone sounds in Logic Pro X

Tom Senff

Logician
I have the Garritan Big Band and Jazz 3. I use the trombone sounds for my recordings in Logic Pro X on the latest MAC IOS. The upper registers sound like an accordion and the lower registers are really TERRIBLE....... is there some way to tweak these patches or something I can do to improve them?

Thanks!

Tom Senff
tsenff@twc.com
 

sonnykeyes

Logician
Hi Tom, you asked a similar question a while back, and I'm unclear on one thing: I suggested then that you try the horn sounds built in to Logic Pro, and you told me that's what you were using, but here again you're mentioning the Garritan Big Band sounds, so which trombones are you using, Garritan's or Logic Pro's? And if you're not fond of those sounds, could you try the other ones and see if they're any better?
 

Tom Senff

Logician
Hi Sonny, thanks so much for getting back to me! As you can plainly see I'm a bit confused......... easy at my age, I guess........ I'm almost 80 and trying to figure this stuff out! Let me try to explain...... I AM using the Garritan Big Band trombone sounds....... I did try the trombone sounds in Logic Pro but didn't like them...... too “legit”sounding, I thought....... should I research them a bit more? when you suggest the “horn” sounds in Logic are you referring to the FRENCH horn sounds? I hadn't thought of that........ are they anything like the trombone sounds SHOULD be? I recall Mancini using a horn lead with his trombone section at times........ I've become so sick of the bass trombone sound that I'm using tuba for the 5th part but it sounds like a tuba, of course, and not like a nice, mellow bass trombone sound that I'm looking for.....

The trombone patches in Garritan Big Band seem to really degrade in their lower tessitura......... are there any places to find a really good trombone sample?

Thanks MUCH!!

tom
 

sonnykeyes

Logician
OK I understand now. Personally, I find the Logic bones perfectly fine for my work, but I can see that as a seasoned player yourself, you're more likely to notice the flaws in them. All I can suggest is either to look deeper into the 'Studio Horns' section of the Library/Sounds browser (don't bother with the Orchestral/Brass trombones, they're pretty lame) or try something like Sample Modeling | The Trombone v3 which might be costly but effective. Good luck!
 

james t

New Member
I'm really impressed with Logic's horn sounds, a great addition.
Hey guys , a bit off topic here. I was wondering if it is worth it to update my OS fro High Sierra to Mojave ?
Thanks,
Jim.
 

CSeye

Logician
The attachment may be useful in locating Logic's Studio Horns mentioned above.
Hover your mouse to the left of the Settings box, then click the blue triangle to open the Libray. Navigate from Studio Horns to the Studio Trombones.
 

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sonnykeyes

Logician
Thanks CSeye, that reminds me, this seems like a good time to ask why sometimes my Library comes up looking like your screenshot, and other times comes up looking like this. I haven't identified why, perhaps you know?
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CSeye

Logician
Good question, Sonnykeyes. It looks like the library icon mirrors the active track icon even if the tracks are configured to not show icons. In your case, it's an audio track. At the moment, I'm not sure why that particular icon appears in my screen shot. I'll post back when it presents itself again.
 

Tom Senff

Logician
Sonny, I very much appreciate your help in my pursuit of the prefect trombone sound!! I'll try your suggestions......
The attachment may be useful in locating Logic's Studio Horns mentioned above.
Hover your mouse to the left of the Settings box, then click the blue triangle to open the Libray. Navigate from Studio Horns to the Studio Trombones.
The attachment may be useful in locating Logic's Studio Horns mentioned above.
Hover your mouse to the left of the Settings box, then click the blue triangle to open the Libray. Navigate from Studio Horns to the Studio Trombones.
Thanks CSeye, that reminds me, this seems like a good time to ask why sometimes my Library comes up looking like your screenshot, and other times comes up looking like this. I haven't identified why, perhaps you know?
View attachment 1899
 

Tom Senff

Logician
CSeye, thank you so much for your wise input on my trombone problem........ I'll follow your suggestions....... between you and Sonny I might just find my way through the labyrinth!

tom
 

sonnykeyes

Logician
It looks like the library icon mirrors the active track icon even if the tracks are configured to not show icons. In your case, it's an audio track.
D'Oh! And there's the answer - I get this when the active track is an audio track (which, of course, I can't select an instrument for) and I get the full library when the active track is a Software Instrument track, presumably so I can pick one.
Tom, that means you must make sure you have a Software Instrument track selected when you call up the Library or you'll remain as mystified as I was!
 

Tom Senff

Logician
D'Oh! And there's the answer - I get this when the active track is an audio track (which, of course, I can't select an instrument for) and I get the full library when the active track is a Software Instrument track, presumably so I can pick one.
Tom, that means you must make sure you have a Software Instrument track selected when you call up the Library or you'll remain as mystified as I was!
D'Oh! And there's the answer - I get this when the active track is an audio track (which, of course, I can't select an instrument for) and I get the full library when the active track is a Software Instrument track, presumably so I can pick one.
Tom, that means you must make sure you have a Software Instrument track selected when you call up the Library or you'll remain as mystified as I was!
 
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